Hopes are high as fall sports seasons open

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall high school sports season is underway across North Carolina.  This week we’ll take a brief look at some of the top […]

Earl’s Projections Week Three … and a hope that calmer heads will prevail

As I write this column, HB91, the bill that would drastically alter the way the N.C. High School Athletic Association oversees competition in this state, is still winding its way […]

Feature: A lyrical legal career

By Kim Hasty In an accomplished legal career in which he has taken on some of Fayetteville’s highest-profile cases and most recently received an award named for one of the […]

Editor’s Corner: Laughter keeps the love alive

By Kim Hasty The Bible says that faith, hope and love remain but that the greatest of those three things is love. Far be it for me to argue with […]

Health: Your doctor is (always) in with Cape Fear Valley Health’s myChart app

By Kim Hasty Tracy Muhammad, MD, can attest to the lifesaving connection that technology has made possible for doctors and their patients. Last year, due to the COVID pandemic, Cape […]

Bill Kirby Jr.: A promise to keep….

Pardon me, if you will, for bending the traditional rules of journalism. Not that I haven’t skirted the boundaries before, with stories of my mother, and not to forget my […]

Good eats: You won’t leave hungry

Café is heavy on portions and a quirky ’70s vibe,thanks to a tough gal from Montana BY JANET GIBSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDY BURNHAM You’ve got to love a place […]

Family matters: What I remember from my teachers

By Claire Mullen This summer, my dad began a purging project of the storage spaces in his house. Until now, those spaces had brimmed with 35 years’ worth of his […]

Good Reads: Read a Song of Poetry

By Diane Parfitt “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” ~ Emily Dickinson OK, I know some of […]

The Last Word: Turning out the lights

By Tony Chavonne In April, Fayetteville residents were surprised to read in Raleigh’s newspaper, The News & Observer, that secret negotiations had been underway for months between our city and […]